A PICTURESQUE KASHUBIAN WEDDING SESSION 1

A PICTURESQUE KASHUBIAN WEDDING SESSION

KASHUBIAN WEDDING SESSION

Everyone who’s ever visited the Kashubian region knows that it is a unique place. It is one of the most varied regions in northern Poland, at least when taking the land into account. We can find nearly everything there – open fields, gentle hills, glistening lakes and canyons thick with trees. You don’t have to be a top researcher to be able to find something special for yourself.

A SESSION INSIDE A CANYON

I don’t have to introduce you to our oh-so-in-love lovebirds. This is our third adventure together – if you want to see the previous ones in Sicily or Italy, click right ahead. This time though we stayed in regions familiar to me – the Kashubian region. This was their dream picturesque wedding session. Now typically, we tend not to cross multiple kilometers during a shoot. We’re of the belief that shooting in a single location is better for you and for the harmony of Your Story. This case, however, was different. We did move, but, like I’ve mentioned before, we didn’t have to walk far to change the scenery. We even managed to have some fun by the water, a theme they’d included in all their previous sessions. We managed to find a gorgeous lake, sparkling with the oranges and purples of the setting sun. Luck was on our side when we found this breathtaking place.

A POLISH-ITALIAN LOVE

I don’t doubt that every wedding photographer wishes they could experience moments I’ve been privileged to that day. Starting from the warm feelings you never want to miss from and ending on the dazzling scenic views. What more could you possibly want?


A DREAM CATCHER WEDDING SESSION 2

A DREAM CATCHER WEDDING SESSION

DREAM CATCHER

The Dream Catcher Wedding Session is a very special story, the why you’ll learn soon enough. A dream catcher is an amulet, a so-called “net of life” that not only scares off bad dream, but also has recently become quite the ethnic moodsetter on parties. I have always loved their aesthetic and it’s finally happened – it was the main theme of my newest wedding assignment!!!

A SESSION IN WATER

I’ve already introduced you all to Martyna and Łukasz on our fb as well as on instagram. Their wedding theme was the dream catcher, but every single detail was handcrafted by them. I was charmed by the decorations, the altar bedecked in a dream catcher motif. Then a thought struck me – what if we took this design with us to the session and created something new, something just for them and only them.

MUSIC FOT THE SESSION

That took care of the theme, but what of the location... The one I chose is very important to me, thus it shall remain a mystery. I will divulge one single detail – that by that lake, at sunset... well, you can tell. I shared by idea with my partner in crime, who pointed that one important piece was still missing. The background to their love – the music. We decided to go all out, and outsource. We believed nothing could enliven the affections of our tender couple more than the sounds of a guitar. So I called Michał from M.M. Guitar School – I told him the plans, and he replied with a resounding ‘Let’s go!’

THE LOVE LETTER

Everything was going perfectly. We had the newlyweds – beautiful and so in love. We had the theme – dream catchers and their charm. We had the lake, the sunset, the guitar music, but there was still something missing. The one thing that could always set Martyna and Łukasz’s feelings ablaze was the letter they’d written to themselves. It worked its magic, and this became something much more than a simple wedding session, just as I’d wanted for them. It was truly meant to be. The result outgrew my every expectation, but I could never have done it alone. If not for my friend, we never would’ve created a session this unforgettable. But you can judge for yourselves. And a heartfelt thanks to Martyna and Łukasz’s assistants – without You, these two wouldn’t have gotten this far.

Don’t miss out on the music!


WEDDING SESSION – VERDENS ENDE – THE WORLD’S END 3

WEDDING SESSION – VERDENS ENDE – THE WORLD’S END

WEDDING SESSION – VERDENS ENDE

This was the third adventure with Ania and Robert, this time a wedding session - Verdens Ende, the World’s End, located in Norway. A replica of an old-timey lighthouse is located there, at the very edge of the Tjøme island. It’s within the Vestfold district, around 26 kilometers south from Tønsberg, the oldest city in Norway. You can admire the gorgeous view of the Skagerrak strait with its many tiny islands peeking out of the sea. Or, if the sunset is just right, you can capture fleeting moments that take place only between two people in love.

A WEDDING SESSION IN NORWAY

Why do I like describing my job as an adventure? Why, that’s because every photo shoot or wedding session I have ever done was one of a kind. I try to match the location to you, so that when we move around, everything around you is still reflecting You. I would then be the first person to walk in Your footsteps, to follow You to the magical places you’ve taken your significant others to. Thanks to that, the end result is a set of photos that both show your Love and are close to your Heart. Such was the case of the engagement session at sunset, and such is the case of the wedding session below.

VERDENS ENDE – “...I love you”

It was in Verdens Ende when, during one of their very first walks together, Robert told Ania that he loved her. But he did it with style... well, with a style. He wrote a letter to her with a single sentence - “I love you”. Years later, during this wedding session, Ania took out that very same letter from her backpack. She decided to add even deeper meaning to this brief moment and read it out loud during the shoot. To remind herself and her now-husband that this World’s End was where their Adventure Together began.

The fourth and last adventure with Ania and Robert took place in a very intimate session. To be more exact, it was a session in bed . I will show you the story, in which I’ve decided to combine the classical technique of shooting on film with… well, the rest you will have to read for yourselves in our next post.

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KASHUBIAN WEDDING SESSION 4

KASHUBIAN WEDDING SESSION

KASHUBIAN WEDDING SESSION

Kashubian wedding session...we set the date for Natalka and Arek’s wedding session for the end of September. There were quite a few phone calls and emails trying to figure out the perfect place. We finally settled on the Kashubian region. The spot we chose was a picturesque wide open area near Kościerzyna. We moved around a bit, though still within the boundaries of a brilliantly quaint agritourism center. You really felt right at home there. By the end of the story you might notice a few shots in a forest, though there isn’t much left of its trees. That is due to a horrific storm that went through there a month prior, spreading destruction in its wake.

A FOLK WEDDING SESSION

As you can see, the weather was brilliant. We were on site at just the right time to feel some September sun on our skin. The location was really great – it’s the perfect place to just sit and think. I’m definitely coming back there, not just for another wedding or family session. Those of you who haven’t seen the post about their gorgeous wedding and reception, head on down to the ELEGANT WEDDING – CEGIELNIA RZUCEWO.


RUSTIC WEDDING STORY 5

RUSTIC WEDDING STORY

RUSTIC WEDDING STORY

The next adventure I’ve decided to share with you is the story of Ala and Szymek. They are best described as original, free-spirited people and, very important, always smiling. We started traditionally with the preparations of the groom, which took place in his friend’s flat, in Gdańsk. Szymek’s companions were a merry group of gentlemen, and they made me feel an encompassing chillaxed mood in the air (even after I’d dropped my camera lens on the staircase!). I thought to myself “is this how the entire day will go?” and, to my delight, it did. All Saturday long I felt as if I’d won the lottery! Alice was accompanied by her best friend, who had kept her caring eye on everything, starting with dressing the bride and stopping only once the party was done.

A WEDDING IN SOPOT

The wedding ceremony took place in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Sopot. And here, once more, luck was on my side. I was gifted with the perfect little light coming through the small and stained- glass windows right onto the faces of the guests in the pews. You will see true love during the wedding vows, children playing with their elders, as well as a mother breast-feeding.

A WEDDING – GDAŃSK, KALINÓWKA

If you’ve ever wondered about where in Gdańsk, very near the city centre, you can organize a wedding in a peaceful location, full of green and summer light despite the buildings, I have found such a place. It is the Gdańsk Kalinówka. The atmosphere is rustic yet still matches its city location, the buffet is sweet, and the amount of details makes it obvious all the stops have been pulled out. The garden, for example, was a hit. Not only where the kids having a blast there, but most of the guests spent their time just talking and goofing off with the newlyweds. Excellent music and, to finish the night off, we had some drinks by a campfire. You can see all of that below:


WEDDING STORY – BORY TUCHOLSKIE 6

WEDDING STORY – BORY TUCHOLSKIE

Wedding story...before I post another photo shoot from 2017, I’d like to share with you a story that happened almost two years back, around the beginning of October 2016. It is quite special, because it was a destination wedding, which is always a treat. True, it wasn’t “far” from home (only around 100km), in Bory Tucholskie; I’ve been wanting to visit there for a long time. And even though we were in the south of the Kashubian region, I still felt right at home.

WEDDING STORY

The wedding took place in Rusy, and the reception was in the Gościniec hotel in Chojnice. My being there was due to Paula and Jan choosing me out of a huge slew of wedding photographers. My relationship with the couple was excellent from the very start, full of positivity and bravery. That in turn helped transform simple scenes into the engaging photos captured that day.

...A SPECIAL PLACE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Another fun aspect of this particular love story is the venue for the wedding session. Paula took me to the picturesque Młosino lake, which is quite close to Wiele. It is a special place for her family, as many years before Paula’s grandmother and her family lived there. Their house is located in the heart of the forest, several kilometers away from the nearest town. During the session, Paula took me on a walk along old paths, surrounded by the unique and touching views... but that’s enough from me. Enjoy the photos!